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Monday - Thursday 10 AM to 4 PM; Friday 8 AM to Noon
Hospital rounds will occur on several days of the week. Please note that the preceptor may have hospital duty on weekends. Rotators that are interested in joining the preceptor for weekend hospital rounds should notify the preceptor early in the rotation, as this is an optional part of the experience.
Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.
This inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Orlando, Florida. Please note that the hospital is approximately 6 miles from the clinic; you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation via car or ride share (Uber, Lyft).
Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Internal Medicine
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in Internal Medicine. The preceptor has been involved in educating students for years, having served as a preceptor for the Florida State University College of Medicine. The doctor has also taught international medical graduates and nurse practitioners. The physician is an excellent role model for aspiring residents with very high patient care reviews that reflect dedication to delivering compassionate care. The preceptor holds hospital privileges at AdventHealth and Osceola Regional Medical Center. The doctor is currently Assistant Chief of Medicine at a major hospital and will soon be Chief of Medicine.
The day will begin with hospital rounds. Students will be expected to meet the preceptor at the hospital. Please note that rounds will be observational. After rounds are completed, you will see patients in the clinic where you will be actively involved in hands-on care under supervision.
After an initial period of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership):
You will take patient histories.
You will perform exams under the physician's supervision.
You will present patients.
You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
You will work with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in internal medicine.
How to obtain a letter of recommendation:
The rotator should ask the preceptor for a LOR near the conclusion of the rotation. Dr. Desai has provided the physician with guidelines about best practices in letter writing that meet residency program requirements. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft.
During the rotation:
Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.
Dr. X is a fantastic doctor; I saw how he cared for his patients. His staff is terrific, they welcomed me, and I felt part of the team. He is willing to teach about a wide range of Medicine topics, from the pathophysiology of the disease to treatment options.